Facilities & access


  • The Courtyard tea-room serves a seasonal menu, cream teas, homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • A seasonal kiosk near the ticket office serves hot and cold drinks and snacks
  • The gift shop has a variety of food, garden and locally sourced gift ideas
  • The free car park is 40m from the ticket office and visitor centre. Entrance to castle and gardens is 180m up a steep hill. A courtesy coach may be running - please call for availability. One-way system on driveway, please follow signs to entrance
  • Two electric car charging points are available near the car park
  • Dogs welcome on the estate on a lead, assistance dogs only please in the formal gardens, Pleasure Ground Wood and tea-room. Dog waste bins are available in the car park and on the woodland walk.

Family & children

  • Family activity rooms and dressing up areas
  • Childrens trail through the house
  • Giant-sized family games in the gardens
  • Children's play areas and den building area next to ticket office
  • Baby changing facilties at visitor center and castle courtyard


  • Mobility parking for blue badge holders
  • Adapted toilet at visitor centre and castle courtyard
  • No lift to upper floors - wheelchair access to lower East Wing rooms only.
  • Grounds - three wheelchairs available, booking advisable
  • Please check our Access Statement if more details are required. This can be found on our website, or contact us for a copy.